KB625: Tower 55 DCC Equipped Locos- Testing a Four Digit Address Reset with DCS50 Zephyr

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Testing for Tower 55 DCC Equipped Locos after 4 Digit address programming:

Note these instructions are the same for both DCS50 Zephyr and DCS51 Zephyr Xtra

1. Press the LOCO key on the DCS50. (The LED display should begin flashing)

2. Enter the 4-digit address that was programmed in the procedure above using the numeric keypad. (The LED display should be flashing “####” with the # symbols replaced with the 4-digit address that was keyed in)

3. Press the LOCO key on the DCS50. (The LED display should display “####” solid and the locomotive sounds should start up)

4. Select FORWARD with the direction knob on the DCS50. (The front end head, number board & ditch lights should turn on. If not, see step 5. Otherwise go to step 6)

5. To turn on the lights press the “0” key on the DCS50. (The front end head, number board & ditch lights should turn on)

6. Increase the throttle setting on the DCS50 by turning the throttle knob clockwise. (Confirm that the locomotive moves in the forward direction)

7. Press the “2” key on the DCS50. (Confirm that the horn sounds and that the ditch lights alternate flashing for a few seconds before returning to solid)

8. Decrease the throttle setting to zero on the DCS50 by turning the throttle knob counterclockwise until it stops.

9. Select REVERSE with the direction knob on the DCS50. (The rear end headlight should turn on and the front lights, except for the number boards should turn off)

10. Increase the throttle setting on the DCS50 by turning the throttle knob clockwise. (Confirm that the locomotive moves in the reverse direction)

11. Decrease the throttle setting to zero on the DCS50 by turning the throttle knob counterclockwise until it stops.

12. The operation test is now complete.

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